verb (used with object), as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing.
Origin of assimilate
Examples from the Web for assimilating
There are no easy solutions to assimilating refugees into a solid culture.
We know a thing only by uniting with it; by assimilating it; by an interpenetration of it and ourselves.Practical Mysticism|Evelyn Underhill
Capacity for assimilating the public taste and reproducing it, is the commonest.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
It is this foreign element that makes our population what it is,—an assimilating, and yet an unassimilated mass.Nature and Culture|Harvey Rice
Historical truth is reached by balancing everything, and not by assimilating that which easily suits.
The assimilating capacity of an industrial organization can be greatly increased by any scheme that awakens an interest.Industrial Progress and Human Economics|James Hartness
British Dictionary definitions for assimilating
Word Origin for assimilate
Word Origin and History for assimilating
early 15c., from Latin assimilatus "feigned, pretended, fictitious," past participle of assimilare "to make like," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + simulare "make similar," from similis "like, resembling" (see similar). Originally transitive (with to); intransitive use first recorded 1837. Related: Assimilated; assimilating.